Top Ten List of Religious Things I Hate

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserHate is a strong word, so maybe I should title this post, My Top Ten List of Religious Things That Irritate the Hell Out of Me. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 23 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: Oh and here we go! A few good ideas leavened with some poisoned ideas. Make that boy work so hard his testosterone is so drained he will not resort to masturbation. Michael doesn't seem to understand that girls in that age group are almost as prone to masturbation as boys. It's NORMAL. Not in Pearl World. I do like his idea of hosting your kids friends en masse at your home so they have fun in a safe manner. When my kids were growing up my home was open to all of their friends and it worked out well. … [Read more...]

Created To Need A Help Meet – Part 12: How Do I Need Thee? (Michael Turns Debi On) *Insert Puking Smiley Here*

by Aletha cross posted from her blog Yllom MormonTrigger warning: You may have to use brain bleach after reading this about Michael's ideas of sex.Hello, everyone! I apologize for my sporadic posting, but I've been traveling to and from Spokane this past week. I'm back home now though, so things should be back on schedule.p55-57 Text is in purpleAlrighty! We are finally at the section we have all been waiting for. I hope you guys are ready for this. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Part 22 – Homeschoolers Embracing The World?

by Michael Pearl from No Greater Joy - Jumping Ship Part 4Editor's note: You didn't think we were actually done with Michael's shaming and blaming of homeschooling parents he says are not doing it right? We had to take a mental health break. Here's more. Michael explains how he met the needs of his kids for play and adventure without broken bones or boredom. Snake killing and fish spearing along with other rough play dominates. He mentions his boys only playing organized youth baseball one season, which makes me wonder if it was because they might have had trouble getting Michael or Debi to drop everything every day for practice or if the social aspects or costs of playing strained the … [Read more...]

Scott Brown’s Seven Questions For True Believers

by Vyckie Garrison No Longer Quivering founderVery interesting ... Scott Brown recently added a video to the National Center for Family Integrated Churches network page with a disclaimer stating that NCFIC doesn't actually evaluate the churches listed in the network, and he lists seven questions to ask which supposedly will help True Believers™ find "healthy congregations." … [Read more...]

Mythical Creation Science: The Beginning

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollideEditor's note: New series by Mel, who is a science teacher. This is an important one considering so many in Quiverfull homeschool their children and may not have much of a science background. Good work Mel!I'd like to start a series of blog posts on the problems with "Creation Science". Since I've been reading NLQ, I realized that some parents who home-schooled while in CP/QF then left or kids who have grown up in that system may realize that "Creation Science" seems...wrong....but don't entirely know how to explain the actual sciences involved well enough to fix their educational gaps. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Cosmo Has An Anti-Christian Agenda?

by Kathy Q. Duane from her blog It's The Women, Not The Men - Admirable Women – Victoria Hearst Accuses Her Family’s Magazine – Cosmo – and Helen Gurley Brown of Purposely Promoting Pornography to MinorsEditor's note: And here I thought all these years that it was merely a silly magazine using the old 'sex sells' routine! There's so much awful and blaming in this woman's writing that it was hard figuring out what best to quote here. Please be sure to read the entire thing. Kathy Duane is one of the nastiest worded, most blaming, disgusting 'Good Christian' (tm) women writers out there. She better hope that the God she claims to believe in who says you will one day be required to account … [Read more...]

Aftermath – ‘No Such Thing As Marital Rape’

Remember Vyckie Garrison's article today examining Mr. Biblical Gender Roles disgusting assertion that there's no such thing as marital rape and that if the lady who sent him a question would stop rebelling and give her husband sex any time he requested with a grateful heart she'd be doing the will of God? The guy that whines about his first wife not giving him sex, demands women be slender and freshly groom?  Yeah, that pig. Actually, I probably shouldn't call him a pig. Pigs are intelligent and bacon is delicious. Troll under a bridge? False Christian that drives people away from Christ? Rape solicitor and encourager? So many possible sobriquets. … [Read more...]

Created To Be His Help Meet – Part 2 – The Power of Stinking Thinking

by Mel cross posted from her blog When Cows and Kids CollidePart Two of the un-named epic failure - in Debi's eyes - of a woman who dared obey her husband without enough joy in her heart.Her husband is the one who lacked spiritual clarity but wanted to go to Bible College in a different country while wrecking their finances and refusing to have children for at least 5 years.  (Anyone else wonder what Vaughn Ohlman would think of this marriage?)Anyway, she continues wringing her hands... … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Heart Attacks Are ‘God’s Blessings?’

by Wally Austin from Trish Ramos blog Fish With Trish - The Blessings of a Heart AttackEditor's note: I can't even...errr.. umm... this is one of the worst types of thinking that is common in quiverfull evangelical extremism. First they pressure you to never to do the doctor, but if you fall ill, extremely ill, it's either because God is trying to teach you something or because you have unconfessed sin in your life or the wrong attitudes. Let's get something straight, a loving father is never going to strike down a beloved child with pain and illness to teach them a lesson. Would you do it to one of your children? Nope. … [Read more...]